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Today in Phillies History for September 22nd

Phillies' All-time Record for Today:

51 wins, 61 losses, and 1 ties (for a winning percentage of 45.1 percent)

It Happened on This Day in:

1951: Pitcher Karl Drews gets a hit, ending a hitless streak of 77 at-bats dating to May of 1947.
1958: The Phils beat Pittsburgh 3-2 in 14 innings, fanning a major-league record 21 batters in the process. Reliever Jack Myers fanned the first six batters he faced, setting the mark for relief pitchers
1965: Jim Bunning fans nine batters in an 11-5 win over Chicago, raising his season total to a team record 241
1979: Phils pitcher Rawly Eastwick yields home runs to Montreal's Larry Parrish in both games of a double-header.
1986: Pitcher Jeff Bittiger hits a home run against Pittsburgh's Bob Kipper, his first and only major-league hit
1998: Scott Rolen hits a home run and a double in a 10-8 win over the Reds. The double is his 44th of the year, setting a new team record for third-baseman.
2007: Chase Utley's first-inning home run paces the Phillies to a 4-1 victory over Washington. It is the last home run to be hit in RFK stadium.
2009: In a 9-3 victory over Florida, Chase Utley steals his 23 base without being caught, setting a new major league record.
2012: Ryan Howard hit career home run #300 in an 8-2 loss to Atlanta. Only Ralph Kiner reached that milestone in fewer at-bats.
2013: Ryne Sandberg was named the 52nd manager in Phillies history. The team removed the "interim" designation handed to the Hall-of-Famer upon the dismissal of Charlie Manuel the month before, signing Sandberg to a 3-year contract.
2015: The Phillies extended the contract of manager Pete Mackanin to include the 2016 season. Mackanin had been serving as interim manager since the firing of Ryne Sandberg.

Phillies Transactions on This Day:

1967: Released Dallas Green

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